Where’s My 2015 Media Guide?

It’s time to buy this year’s updated new and amazing Chicago media guide.

The guide has it all and it has been called the most extensive and amazing guide of any city, anywhere in the U.S. Why?

Because …

  • It not only gives you the contact information for the big media outlets in the Windy City, but
  • it also provides a wealth of the more than 170 neighborhood and ethnic media outlets that are a pipeline to so many of Chicago’s rich cultural and ethnic enclaves.
  • It has all the national media bureaus for the Midwest and
  • a roundup of Illinois’ largest regional media outlets.
  • But it’s more than just a phone number or an email, it’s complete social media contacts as well.


So, when can you get it? Right now. And there’s no waiting for us to mail you the bulky ring-bound book. The guide is available in a searchable online version right now. You will never have to worry about your out-dated print guide again. Our online version is updated weekly.

Order your annual subscription now by clicking here.


Spend an Evening with Alfredo Corchado

 The Dallas Morning News Mexico Bureau Chief, Alfredo Corchado, will discuss his new memoir, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, as well as his experiences growing up and covering violence on the border between the United States and Mexico.


When:Wednesday, October 8th 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Room 219
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

No registration necessary, more event information available here.


Building a Better Communications Plan

Join us to learn how to develop a practical set of tools and exercises to clarify communications goals, target key audiences and produce messages that move people to action.

When: Thursday, October 9th 9:00am-Noon

Where: Room 311
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Register Now


Featuring Gordon Mayer:

Gordon Mayer is the development and communications director at Gamaliel community-organizing network. An experienced communicator and trainer, Mayer is also a former journalist, having worked at the Gary Post-Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Defender.


Past Programs

Summer Communications Trainings in Chicago


Get ahead of the game this summer with professional development trainings from the Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Tell your stories in numbers — making mining the data easy.
  • Pitch it real good: How to tell stories the news media is looking for and develop your own compelling, pitchable story.
  • Got Google+? It should be at the heart of your social media plan.
  • Advocacy does not = lobbying: Get beyond just meeting with legislators to actually changing public policy.
  • Develop an “elevator speech.”
  • Use your smartphone to tell and distribute your story, cheaply and easily.

Click here to take a look at all our Summer Trainings.







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  • Low Wage Workers Forum, TONIGHT 2/11, 6 p.m. February 11, 2014
    The surge of groups speaking today for low wage workers is unprecedented in Chicago. What do they want? Who are they? What’s likely to happen? Tonight – Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. these workers, the groups that represent them, and the community organizations and others that are standing behind them will meet to discuss […]

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    It’s nearly night-time and the street is quiet. Business is good in the taqueria across the street, but there’s nobody in the panaderia. The day’s goods are sold. Working class Hermosa readies for the end of the day. Hermosa is the neighborhood where Puerto Ricans have gathered anew. They’ve moved out from Humboldt Park, leaving […]

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